With the modern person spending up to 10 hours a day sat down and finding little time to partake in yoga or stretching exercises, our bodies are becoming more stiff and less flexible. Here are 3 exercises that can help your body regain that flexibility you once had.
Use this exercise to release the tension in your shoulders. Hold on to a bar and hang from it with an overhand grip. Relax your shoulders and back keeping your core engaged and your legs together. Hold this position for 30 seconds before jumping down and taking a 15 second rest. Repeat 5 times.
Deep Goblet Squat
This is a great exercise to loosen up your hips, knees and ankles and gettin your body prepared to go deeper in the squat. Stand tall and hold a dumbbell to your chest, then drop down into a deep squat position, maintaining a neutral spine with your chest up and knees pushed out. Hold this for 15 seconds before coming back to the start position. Repeat 6 times.
Seated Groin Stretch
This is a great exercise to stretch out the inner thighs. Begin seated on the floor, knees bent out to your sides and soles of your feet touching. Pull the feet gently in toward your body until you feel a stretch in your hips and inner thighs. Once your flexibility increases, try leaning forward to deepen the stretch. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 5 times.
These exercises are a good starting point in developing and regaining your flexibility. Give them a go and let us know how you get on.